Rippon Lea Estate- OOTD
Remember in my Echuca travel diary post how I talked about wanting to explore more of my own country? I’m still on that bandwagon and determined to put on my tourist eyes day to day to discover new things and go on mini adventures.
A few weeks ago after eating breakfast at a great little cafe, instead of going straight home I decided to go for a drive around the area. Within about three minutes I found a huge hedge-lined property which I discovered to be the historic Rippon Lea Estate
. I was so shocked, here I was regularly eating at this cafe and not even realising that there was a mansion and picturesque gardens practically around the corner. Good one Julia,
I felt like a real chump.
Thankfully the sun was shining brightly (perfect exploring weather) because I know myself and if it were pouring rain outside I would’ve just stayed in the car and thought “maybe next time.” Cosy car wins over rain every time.
The mansion itself was just as fancy as you’d imagine (albeit a little old and dusty) but the gardens were the real treat. Think little huts, lookouts, a bridge overlooking the lake and perfectly shaped hedges. I don’t know exactly how large the gardens span but it felt never ending in a good way.Between taking blog photos I spent most of the time walking around wondering what it’d be like to live there and pretending like I was one of the rich characters on Downton Abbey.
Yeah, I could definitely go for having my own mansion, throw in some picturesque gardens while you’re at it.
What I wore-
White Shirt: Zara
Denim Shorts: Zara
If you’re in the area I’d really recommend checking out the Estate because it was absolutely beautiful. The only downside to this adventure was the spiders that crawled up my leg while taking the photos on the stairs…. (#bloggingproblems).